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Garmin nuvi 5000
5.5 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 5000

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nuvi 5000

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Overall 4
4.0

Weak GPS....and can't be updated much

Jeff T., Amazon
27 September 2011
  • Summary: Bought this to replace a Lowrance...ooppss....bad choice - weak antennas in this Garmin series means plunking down $30 for an external antenna just to get a signal. No battery.....and now I am attempting my second map update in 2 years....and it says NOPE - not enough space on device.
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Overall 4
4.0

Now discontinued...

Montgomery A. Lee "Book reader", Amazon
15 September 2010
  • Summary: First, everyone should know that Garmin has discontinued the product. Also, Garmin said for it (when it was being sold) "designed for RV and truck drivers." It is a big unit, and it has no battery (as others have pointed out). So no portability.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not the best Garmin we've owned.

M. Leahy "Mary", Amazon
31 January 2010
  • Summary: We have been Garmin fans for many years and like their products over others we've seen. I bought this unit for my husband from Amazon for Christmas because of the larger screen and the fact that the MSN gives you gas prices and other features. Well, I think I made a mistake.
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Overall 4
4.0

Update is impossible

Jon Newman, Amazon
2 July 2008
  • Summary: I just got this device and have been attempting to update the software, you can not register until it is updated. The update fails over and over yet says it is complete until you try to register again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin has lost a customer

Teddy Lancaster, Amazon
29 March 2008
  • Summary: I have used a Garmin GPS 60c for years and decided it was time to get something easier to see and work with. This sounded ideal as I drive a Freightliner Truck towing my Travel Trailer. But the truck noise made using the FM connection mandatory. (There goes my books on tape).
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Overall 4
4.0

Nuvi 5000 Poor Performance

Photosmike "Photosmike", Amazon
26 March 2008
  • Summary: I am a long time owner of the Garmin StreetPilot 2720 and bought the NUVI 5000 for the larger screen. The larger screen is great but, it's performance is poor. A lot of the time routing is just bad, routing me in circles. Sometimes it tries to route me via an old destination.
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